WA to fast track major projects, minimise tendering costs
New procedures to minimise the cost of tendering and maximise the spread of work…
14 May 2020
Contractors have been asked to submit a Request for Proposal to deliver METRONET’s Lakelands Station, as part of the Western Australian Government’s early contract involvement procedure.
It seeks to find an appropriate contractor to design and construct the new station, including a car park and bus interchange.
Lakelands Station will be built between Warnbro and Mandurah stations. The station is part of the WA Government’s proposal to ease congestion and tackle the growing demand for public transport in Perth’s southern suburbs.
The Mandurah and Warnbro stations are located 23 kilometres apart. The construction of Lakelands Station plans to lower the need for commuters to travel considerable distance to access train services.
Construction will take place off Lake Valley Drive. It will include two platforms, park and ride or drop off facilities, a bus interchange and cycling facilities.
When the expression of interest period is finished, two proponents will be selected to create a more detailed submission.
WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said this is a crucial step in making the Lakelands Station project a reality, delivering better access to METRONET for local residents.
“The station will take pressure off the nearby existing stations, and provide commuters with access to bus services and lockable cycling facilities,” she said.
The project is cooperatively funded with the Federal Government committing 80 per cent and the Western Australian Government making up the remainder.
Construction is expected to start in early 2021 with an operational station by 2023.